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Those with a propensity for voyeurism and stalking should be able to relate to Hanks, while ogling Talancón. (Here's hoping you don't happen to be sitting next to one of them in the theatre.)
| Original Score: 6/10
Alone With Her plays like an extended voyeur video with nothing new to say about hidden cameras or stalkers or anything.
As the voyeur manages to enter the Amy Show, Nicholas uses this ontological shift as the basis for a 'real' movie of his own, effectively liquidating the original premise.
A B-picture waiting to cut loose in its final 15 minutes, when it devolves into generic stalker-thriller theatrics of the Julia-Roberts-in-distress kind.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Leadenly scripted and blandly overliteral and therefore never capitalizes on the provocativeness of its premise.
Writer and director Eric Nicholas's latest film, Alone With Her, is a voyeuristic thriller that is fiendishly assured yet ultimately less than the sum of its parts.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
For all its technological ingenuity, however, the film is ultimately a fairly routine stalker thriller that soon becomes repetitive in its contrivances. And the footage, necessarily shot on digital video, is not particularly easy to watch.
Despite its cleverness, however, nearly everything is predictable; in a sense, this is a higher-tech version of The Collector, and it doesn't really take us anywhere we haven't been many times before.
... this low-budget horror flick builds some claustrophobic tension out of modern anxieties, but it won't scare the bejesus out of you.
A novel spin on an oft-told tale, Alone with Her is a fine little indie indeed. What could have been just another gimmick flick turns out to be a pretty intense ride.
| Original Score: 4/5
exudes the overall uncomfortable air of watching a depraved home movie
| Original Score: 3/5
A relentlessly-disturbing, cautionary tale about how easy it might be for a deranged maniac to worm his way into your good graces.
Ably-acted -- the leads are perfectly cast, and their performances leave lasting impressions.
An unsettling tale of modern espionage horror.
A neatly insinuating idea, flawlessly executed, Alone With Her marks out its stars and director as ones to watch.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Alone with Her has a dog and a rampant sense of dread, the kind you don't recover from for at least a few days. I'm on the first day.
Far superior to the generic thrillers churned out by the big studios.
| Original Score: 3/4
A Blair Witch Project for the new, surveillance-obsessed millennium.
| Original Score: B-
Alone With Her has the kind of high ick factor that leaves you squirming -- not because Doug is so diabolical a creation, but because what he does to satisfy his pathology is so practical.
What sets the film a notch above standard genre fare is its ability to ask bigger questions about a stalker like Doug.